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photo quiz  Poets for All Seasons Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Jun 26 17

Let ten well-known poets and paintings that go with their poems take you through the seasons. Have a happy year!
nannywoo gold member
Jun 26 17
516 plays
trivia quiz  Nikki Giovanni Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Apr 24 07

What was forgotten in the terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech is that one of the professors who tried to stop it, Nikki Giovanni, is one of our greatest living poets. A tribute.
stuthehistoryguy gold member
Apr 24 07
1467 plays
trivia quiz  The Fascinating Lives of Poets cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Feb 21 03

Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction, and just as interesting. Name the poet from the biographical clues given. Many clues contain allusions to the poets' works, so you need not be a biographer to play!
Feb 21 03
2025 plays
match quiz  Tales of the Grand Tour 3 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 15 19

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron, took a Grand Tour from 1809-11 that noticeably broke from tradition. The war on the Continent meant that the usual stops had to be avoided. See if you can identify the stops on his tour based on the sights he viewed.
ponycargirl editor
Jun 15 19
216 plays
trivia quiz  Byron: The Bad Boy of Poetry cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Feb 22 03

Take a gander at the life of this notorious rake, restless adventurer, and poetic genius.
Feb 22 03
618 plays
trivia quiz  US Poets Laureate cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Mar 07 17

Here are ten famous American poets I hope you've read. Have fun!
shvdotr gold member
Mar 07 17
195 plays
trivia quiz  Scandalous (and other ) Poets and Their Poems cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Dec 22 04

This quiz provides you with some biographical data and a few lines of verse, and all you have to do is identify the poet. All poets are from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and are mainly of the Romantic movement.
bracklaman gold member
Dec 22 04
840 plays
trivia quiz  Gently Its Touch: Great Modern Poets cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Godwit, Aug 16 11

I describe a famous, English-language poet published since 1900. You match the description to a name. These had a gentle, if radical touch. (Look for the hints if you are new to poetry).
Godwit gold member
Aug 16 11
765 plays
trivia quiz  William McGonagall, "The World's Worst Poet" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 03 08

Long-cherished as a man "so giftedly bad that he backed unwittingly into genius", William McGonagall was so much more than just the world's worst poet.
Snowman gold member
Sep 03 08
282 plays
trivia quiz  Lines by (and About) Wordsworth cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 29 13

Wordsworth was one of England's best loved poets, and this quiz includes questions about his life and works.
rossian editor
Jul 29 13
1029 plays
trivia quiz  Poets From Around The Globe 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, puklu, Mar 31 16

We have read their works, marveled at their talent and sighed at their exquisite verses. But how much do we know about them?
Mar 31 16
225 plays
trivia quiz  John Keats - Poet 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mcall, Jun 25 07

The life of John Keats (1795-1821). Questions on major life events and contemporary criticism.
Jun 25 07
540 plays
match quiz  Poets Laureate of the United Kingdom 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 08 16

Can you put these ten Poets Laureate in the correct order, from the first to hold the post to the most recent?
rossian editor
Mar 08 16
549 plays
match quiz  Dylan Thomas - A Quiz About Llareggub? 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, May 23 16

This match quiz looks at the life and work of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, arguably one of the 20th century's greatest poets, playwrights and script-writers.
SisterSeagull gold member
May 23 16
117 plays
trivia quiz  Dorothy Parker: Wit and Wisecracker 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CariM0952, Aug 09 14

Dorothy Parker once wrote "I don't care what is written about me, so long as it isn't true." Sorry, Dorothy.
CariM0952 gold member
Aug 09 14
216 plays
trivia quiz  Poet's Corner 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fdgla, Nov 24 02

Poet's Corner in London's Westminster Abbey is the final resting place for some of England's greatest poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians and actors. I will give you a description of an individual buried there; you name them.
Nov 24 02
4575 plays
trivia quiz  British World War I Poets 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, alliefarrell, Nov 25 06

Many of World War I's finest poets died on the Western front. However, not all of them did. Can you identify how each of the following poets met their end? I have given you a tidbit of each poet's work to whet your appetite.
Nov 25 06
324 plays
trivia quiz  About the Life of Alfred Lord Tennyson 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, seeker77, Aug 07 11

This quiz tests facts about the life and works of the English Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Aug 07 11
288 plays
trivia quiz  Allen Ginsberg: Beat Poet and Much More 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Amanda77586, Apr 11 08

Allen Ginsberg was an American poet of the Beat Generation whose life and work influenced the counterculture of the 1960s and beyond. He was also a man of diverse talents and interests.
Apr 11 08
321 plays
match quiz  Name the Poet! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jess1506, Oct 29 16

How extensive is your knowledge of poets? The aim of this quiz is easy. Just simply match the poet to their date and place of their birth. Good luck!
Oct 29 16
219 plays
trivia quiz  Walt Whitman - His life and Poetry 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pegazus999, Jun 15 04

"No Western poet, in the past century and half, not even Browning, or Leopardi or Baudelaire, overshadows Walt Whitman..." ~ Harold Bloom. A quiz for those who love his poetry and the man - have fun and good luck!
Jun 15 04
327 plays
trivia quiz  All About Robert Frost 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Feb 20 11

Here's a quiz about the poet Robert Frost. Enjoy!
Feb 20 11
267 plays
trivia quiz  Birthplaces of some Famous American Poets 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jaknife1200, May 12 04

Haven't you ever wondered where American poets such as Frost, Hughes, and Ezra Pound were born?
May 12 04
483 plays
trivia quiz  John Keats 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, indranil49, Oct 29 12

John Keats (1795-1821) is one of the greatest English Romantic poets. His poetic career was a brief one of only five years and a half. He wrote only 54 poems. His six great odes are considered gems of English poetry.
Oct 29 12
303 plays
trivia quiz  Eugenio Montale 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darkandre, Sep 12 08

Here are some easy questions about Montale's life and works. How much do you know about him?
Sep 12 08
201 plays
trivia quiz  Robert Browning 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, scotspanlit, Aug 14 06

Robert Browning was a nineteenth century English poet, famous for his dramatic monologues.
Aug 14 06
387 plays
trivia quiz  Michael Rosen's Life and Work 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Mar 20 10

The popular poet has had a long career in the UK with many high points including honours and broadcasting. Take this quiz to find out more about him if you aren't familiar already.
satguru gold member
Mar 20 10
186 plays
trivia quiz  Wild Lives of Famous Poets 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 25 03

Here's a look at some French and German poets who lived hard and wild lives. This quiz will probably be difficult for most, but will (hopefully) be interesting and informative.
Feb 25 03
465 plays
trivia quiz  William Wordsworth - Life and Work 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, scotspanlit, May 29 06

A few questions about Samuel Taylor Coleridge's closest associate and friend.
May 29 06
675 plays
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